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Substance Misuse Clinical Lead vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP YOI Exeter
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 23:59
£45,000 / Year

Are you an inspiring team leader?

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.
HMP Exeter is a Category B resettlement male prison, located in the centre of Exeter. The prison accepts all adult and young offender committed to prison by the courts from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & West Somerset. HMP Exeter is an 8 minute walk from Exeter Central Station along with various other landmarks such as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter Castle.

About Care UK...

Care UK are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £45,000 - depending on experience, pro rota. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support.
Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.

A bit about the role…

As a Registered Nurse (RGN/RN/RMN) you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top-notch clinical skills, passion for care and inspiring leadership to the role.

You will work, as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support patients in HMP Exeter in their recovery from Drugs and Alcohol. You will act as a point of contact for the wider ISMS and Healthcare teams, providing advice and information in relation to clinical interventions for substance users.

You will also be expected to practice as a Non-Medical Prescriber, running regular clinics to initiate prescribing of and/or make amendments to prescriptions for opiate and/or alcohol substitute treatments and other related medications. You may also be asked to support group work sessions.
There are great opportunities for training and development and the opportunity to work with interesting patients and learn new skills.

What We Need From You...

You will hold an NMC Qualification and Prescribing medical/ non-medical with a real passion for developing your clinical skills in an environment that is ever changing. You’ll have a flexible approach, working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

You will promote an agenda of recovery from the dependence on drugs and/or alcohol within the client group and which supports the goals of reducing re-offending, increasing reintegration into meaningful and sustained occupation and improving social and family relationships.

You must have an understanding and commitment to recovery and a person centred approach. You will also understand and promote harm reduction techniques and be able to use your sound BBV knowledge to contribute to Care UK’s ambition to eradicate Hep C from Prisons.

If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

Next steps…

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by Basanti Lama the Internal Recruiter for this role.

The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn Basanti will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

For further information, please contact us on the details provided.

More information…

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £45,000 - dependent on experience.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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